De Mistura To Announce On UN Participation In Sochi Conference

UN Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura said the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is to decide whether the Organization is to participate in Russia-brokered Sochi conference. He also said he hopes the Sochi meeting will revive Geneva process. De Mistura also stressed the importance of stabilizing the situation 'on the ground' and … Continue reading De Mistura To Announce On UN Participation In Sochi Conference

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Syria Rebels Boycott Peace Talks in Russia’s Sochi

Syria's opposition announced its delegation would not participate in Russian peace talks in Sochi resort. "Russia has not succeeded in promoting its conference," the opposition Syrian Negotiations Commission said on its Twitter account. "The SNC has decided not to participate at Sochi after marathon negotiations with the UN and representatives of countries involved in Syria." … Continue reading Syria Rebels Boycott Peace Talks in Russia’s Sochi

Former SDF Spokesman Reveals US’ Weapon Supply Pattern to Rebels

Talal Silo former spokesperson for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed during an interview with the Turkish Anadolu Agency that the US and Kurdish factions including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PPK) agreed to found the SDF only as an excuse to provide arms and supplies to Kurdish militias: the PPK, the People’s Protection Units … Continue reading Former SDF Spokesman Reveals US’ Weapon Supply Pattern to Rebels

Escalation In Cease-Fire Area East Of Damascus

Fighting broke out east of Damascus between rebel and government forces Wednesday for the first time since both sides declared a cease-fire at the weekend, an activist group said, with airstrikes also hitting the besieged, rebel-controlled enclave. Government troops clashed with fighters of the Faylaq al-Rahman rebel group in the Ain Tarma district, on the … Continue reading Escalation In Cease-Fire Area East Of Damascus

Eastern Ghouta Ceasefire: New Checkpoints Open After Peace Deal

After a successful demarcating the safe zone in Eastern Ghouta by Russia's military and Syria's rebel groups near Damascus, a joint checkpoint manned by Russian and Syrian military personnel has opened there. At least two checkpoints and four monitoring posts have been deployed there. Russian and Syrian military officers search motor vehicles for weapons and … Continue reading Eastern Ghouta Ceasefire: New Checkpoints Open After Peace Deal

Russian FM Urges Syrian Rebels To Give Up Ultimatums At Geneva Talks

The Syrian opposition should renounce ultimatums and preconditions at the negotiations in Geneva, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday following talks with his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders. "We hope that both the government and the opposition will seek to reach constructive agreements," the minister stressed. "In light of this, it is important to … Continue reading Russian FM Urges Syrian Rebels To Give Up Ultimatums At Geneva Talks

Rebels Ask EU To Pressure Damascus Into Talking

The head of the main opposition delegation at ongoing Syria talks in Geneva on Wednesday called on the UN to put pressure on the Damascus regime following its “refusal” to join in negotiations. Speaking after meeting UN envoy Staffan de Mistura on the third day of the latest round of Syria peace talks, Nasr al-Hariri … Continue reading Rebels Ask EU To Pressure Damascus Into Talking